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A Look Back at the Future of HSR
High Speed Rail from the Past:
Streamliners and early bullet trains!
Photo Album By: Mitch Goldman
 
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Photo ID: 673199

In its first weeks of revenue service for Penn Central, a United Aircraft TurboTrain that still wears its original DOT colors speeds through the station at Stratford, CT, bound for Grand Central T... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Stratford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3001
Photo Date: April, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 08, 2018

Views: 3,553
Comments: 0

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 667668

A northbound Metroliner is trailing a long cloud of dust as it starts to decelerate for the Susquehanna River crossing. Note the different pantographs on the GE-equipped 1st car and the Westingho... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Metroliner
Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 881
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1978


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Aug 17, 2018

Views: 1,322
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 658834

Streamlined 4-6-2 # 6229 "Duchess of Hamilton" of the famous "Coronation class" of the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), built in 1938 at Crewe. Exhibited in the Natio... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: York, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 6229
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 06, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 23, 2018

Views: 2,338
Comments: 3

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 658783

Streamlined 4-6-2 # 6229 "Duchess of Hamilton" of the famous "Coronation class" of the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), built in 1938 at Crewe. Exhibited in the Natio... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: York, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 6229
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 06, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 23, 2018

Views: 1,142
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 658295

As seen from the top of Breakneck Ridge north of Cold Spring, NY, an Amtrak Turboliner races up the Hudson Valley towards Albany. I later learned that the rock formation on which I was innocently ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Rohr Turboliner
Location: Cold Spring, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Empire Service
Photo Date: July, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 18, 2018

Views: 2,382
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11


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Photo ID: 657291

It is a glorious day on the South Devon coast as first production HST power car 43002 heads west through the classic location at Teignmouth with the 07:27 London Paddington - Plymouth. Entering se... (more)

Railroad: Great Western Railway
Locomotive: Class 43 HST
Location: Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 43002
Train ID: 1C06
Photo Date: May 05, 2018


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By: James Stearn

Added: May 07, 2018

Views: 1,260
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 652802

Mike Keim Photo.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-2
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1935


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 25, 2018

Views: 4,968
Comments: 8

Favorited: 53
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Photo ID: 652655

The new Hiawatha at Canal Street....Mike Keim Photo. Correction...4-4-2

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-0
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2
Train ID: MILW Hiawatha
Photo Date: 1935


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 24, 2018

Views: 5,198
Comments: 6

Favorited: 61
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Photo ID: 652272

Here is another example of one of the Santa Fe 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotives built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. This beautiful streamlined locomotive was known as the "Blue Goose". My... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Eddystone, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3460
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1937


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Mar 20, 2018

Views: 5,057
Comments: 3

Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 651970

The 1981 World Speed Record Team in front of their brand new train. From the left to the right: Daniel Levert, Henri Déjeux, André Cossié, Gabriel Jacquot and Jacques Ruiz.

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Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Jaulges, France
Locomotive #: TGV 16
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 25, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 18, 2018

Views: 5,053
Comments: 0

Favorited: 22


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Photo ID: 650368

First encounter

Everything in this picture is brand new: the trains are a few months old, the high speed line is not yet open to commercial service (it will take one more year befo... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV SE
Location: Montchanin, France
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September, 1980


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 04, 2018

Views: 3,327
Comments: 4

Favorited: 35
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Photo ID: 650358

The first TGV prototype at a time when it was still a test bed for the French high speed. It was a turbotrain but the decision had been made to electrify the first high speed line (Paris-Lyon). So... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV 001
Location: Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Locomotive #: TDu 002
Train ID: -
Photo Date: June 08, 1975


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 04, 2018

Views: 4,581
Comments: 5

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 645665

BELFORT AUX ALSTHOMMES

This is the first prototype of all TGVs, it was built in Belfort in 1972 by Alsthom - as it was then called, with an "H". And it was also a turbotrain. The p... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: TGV 001
Location: Belfort, France
Locomotive #: TDu 002
Train ID: -
Photo Date: October 22, 2017


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 23, 2018

Views: 13,873
Comments: 4

Favorited: 38

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Photo ID: 635786

SNCF TGV 03 "Belfort" risdes alongside the Lac du Bourget as R 937 from Paris-Gare-de-Lyon to Annecy.

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: SNCF TGV/PSE
Location: Grésine, France
Locomotive #: TGV 03
Train ID: R 937
Photo Date: August 30, 1984


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By: Maarten van der Velden

Added: Oct 26, 2017

Views: 1,988
Comments: 2

Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 635486

In its first summer of revenue service, a United Aircraft TurboTrain running as Penn Central train 3002 between New York and Boston speeds through the Pine Orchard section of Branford, CT, leaving... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Pine Orchard, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3002
Photo Date: July, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 24, 2017

Views: 2,052
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15
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